“You have to know when to change”
Venus Williams is working on her personal life.
On Thursday, the tennis superstar, 42, revealed she thinks it’s “really easy” for her to slip into a routine that keeps her single and looking for a change.
“I’ve had a single life for a long time and I think it’s really easy to get stuck in one life and sometimes — at least for me — harder to get out of it,” Williams said in the issue of October 22 from Glamor United Kingdom magazine.
“It’s probably something I’m working on now and it makes you think about yourself and what you want and how to behave. It’s definitely a lot of self-thinking that comes into play. “
Williams, who said Charm that she was not planning to follow her sister Serena and retire from tennis completely, added that actively seeking a relationship was never really “my thing” and indicated that she was happy to follow the current when it came to opening up to encounters.
“When life changes, you have to know when to change,” she said Charm. “You can’t cling to a relationship or singleness.”
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The tennis legend is also looking to address other aspects of his life.
“Balance is important and burnout is real; you have to find your balance and for me it’s about taking moments every day,” she added. “[At] at the end of the day, i have my two hours of silence and no one is there, no one is talking and it’s just my moment.
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“I guess when you have kids, you can still have that after you put them to bed, and then you could have a husband or a significant other. I don’t know if any of that works outside of a single life. , but I have my little routines that work for me!”
However, one thing the seven-time Grand Slam champion doesn’t think about is her own career. Williams, who first turned pro at age 14, told Glamor she doesn’t often think about her own “legacy.”
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“I’ve always been forward-looking and I think a legacy isn’t as important as just enjoying life,” Williams said. “I enjoyed mine and I think I could do even better. So that’s kind of my next thing, just live a little bit and if you could give back and encourage others, that’s the best legacy. “
She also remains incredibly close to Serena, who is enjoying her post-tennis life to the fullest with her 5-year-old daughter Olympia.
“Serena and I are very co-dependent. We do the same thing as each other. It just goes on and on, it’s an endless cycle – even when we were about eight years old and said, ‘I want to do this too!” Venus told Glamour. “But it’s more of a motivation and when I see it well, it’s my success. It’s also motivating for me and lets me know that I can do it too, and that’s how you have to look at success. others.”
Read the full interview in the GLAMOR UK October digital issue online now.